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- Pitchstone Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
A handbook for anyone who wants to learn about how to be active in local, state, and federal government, The Citizen Lobbyist shows how to have a voice in creating public policy. More citizen involvement is needed in our government processes to ensure the voices of the people are heard over the money of paid lobbyists, unions, and coalitions, both... more...
- Westview Press 2014; US$ 22.99
"This book will be of value to all who seek to understand the mobilization of interests from the grassroots to the inner corridors of power." ? Michael T. Heaney, University of Michigan “A most welcome addition to the literature on organized interests. Holyoke provides a rich theoretical account of interest groups, along with both quantitative data... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 100.00
? Provides historical context for controversial modern criminal justice practices that disproportionately impact African Americans today ? Gathers and analyzes historical and contemporary criminal justice cases which have had a significant impact on race relations in America ? Covers three centuries of racialized criminal law and criminal justice... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 45.00
Lance Banning was one of the most distinguished historians of his generation. His first book, The Jeffersonian Persuasion: Evolution of a Party Ideology , was a groundbreaking study of the ideas and principles that influenced political conflict in the early American Republic. His revisionist masterpiece, The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 36.95
Despite heightened partisanship in the U.S. Congress and constituencies split along ideological lines, congressional representatives frequently buck their parties and seldom do precisely what voters ask. In Personal Roots of Representation , Barry Burden challenges standard explanations of legislative preferences to emphasize the important role that... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00
Congress does most of its work in committee, and no understanding of that body can be complete without an analysis of its committees and those who shape them. Andrée Reeves now offers a rare glimpse into the workings of committee chairmanship over a span of thirty-three years-how three chairmen operated and how they influenced their committee and... more...
- RAND Corporation 2015; US$ 9.95
This report addresses two questions: first, whether the spatial distribution of the American electorate has become more geographically clustered over the last 40 years with respect to party voting and socioeconomic attributes; and second, whether this clustering process has contributed to rising polarization in the U.S. House of Representatives. more...
- Wiley 2003; US$ 19.95
Praise for An Insider's Guide to POLITICAL JOBS IN WASHINGTON "Bill Endicott has written a remarkable description of what Washington political jobs entail, how you get them, and where they lead-a public service." -Gerald Ford 38th President of the United States, Former Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives "Public service is essential... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95
This book provides a detailed analysis of the politics of racial redistricting, a topic of particular concern in light of recent federal court cases. The book is divided into two parts. Part one examines the historical exclusion of blacks from the American political process and the politics behind congressional redistricting. The text focuses on partisan... more...